Irish Schools Tullamore

Once again the Irish Schools produced positive results for FVac school athletes in Tullamore and with a record leap in the high jump from Sommer Lecky added to the mix it was on a at times wet and windy day another indication of good work being done.


Irish Schools Tullamore

Sommer Lecky as has been the case this year was the lead story clearing 1.81m a new meet record erasing Ursula Fay St Dominics Belfast  mark from all of 32 years ago . Sommer a student at Strabane Grammer also returned to the fray to collect silver long jump . James Kelly ,Royal and Prior Raphoe was in winning form senior shot a title his brother John won some years ago while another Raphoe school was on a winner Conor Breslin, Deele College won senior hammer with a pb getting there with his final round throw.


St Columbas student Janine Boyle silver 100m and in the afternoon a bronze in the 200m with emphasis now on Leaving Cert before engaging the remainder of the season .

Cate Smyth Royal School 2nd long jump in her age category with training partner Michaela Byrne St Catherines just in behind her bronze . From St Catherines ,Killybegs also Dylan Kearns in senior javelin 51m + .

Gairmscoil Cu Uladh , Ballinamore were in the medals per Lauren Callaghan bronze long jump intermediate . Arlene Crossan a final year student at Loreto Letterkenny silver in the 400m h brought the medal tally to a close . There is an opportunity for a number of athletes to make the Irish Schools team after Tailteann Games where they need to finish top 2 in a few weeks .

Next weekend its Ulster senior champs in Belfast Saturday with County Community Games Sunday at Finn Valley 1pm . 


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